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When diet and exercise fail, men and women who are severely overweight now have the option of undergoing bariatric surgery to improve their health. There are several types of bariatric surgery; each varies in method, but they all produce the same results - rapid, extreme weight loss. While this type of weight loss can significantly improve the lives of obese men and women, it almost always produces cosmetic problems. At our Fairfield County, Connecticut practice, Dr. David Passaretti offers several post-bariatric surgery procedures to patients who struggle with loose, sagging skin following weight loss surgery. Through plastic surgery procedures such as abdominoplasty, liposuction, breast lift, and thigh lift, patients can feel confident about their new body.
If you have undergone bariatric surgery, please contact our plastic surgery practice in Fairfield County, Connecticut to find out if liposuction, abdominoplasty, or breast lift surgery is right for you.
People who have experienced massive weight loss have a unique set of needs that must be addressed when undergoing plastic surgery. While many plastic surgeons perform operations such as tummy tucks and breast lifts, not all of them are tuned in to the specific needs of post-bariatric patients, who truly require an individualized surgical approach. Dr. Passaretti has extensive training and experience in post-bariatric surgery and he can use any number of specialized surgical techniques to bring you the best results possible. In addition to performing single procedures, Dr. Passaretti can combine treatments for a full body lift. He works closely with some of the most notable bariatric surgeons in Connecticut to make your surgery as safe and successful as possible. Below are some of the procedures that Dr. Passaretti offers to help patients achieve their desired look.
Following bariatric surgery, most patients are left with overhanging abdominal skin. This even applies to men and women in their twenties. Though younger patients tend to have better skin elasticity, rapid weight loss of 50 pounds or more will almost always loosen the skin. Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is ideal for removing this excess skin and sculpting the abdomen. We perform several versions of abdominoplasty at our Fairfield County, Connecticut practice, including circumferential abdominoplasty; the type of surgery will depend on the amount of skin that needs to be removed.
Generally, post-bariatric abdominoplasty is not recommended until weight loss has stabilized. Significant weight loss following abdominoplasty may necessitate a secondary procedure. During consultations at our practice in Fairfield County, Connecticut, we will discuss the abdominoplasty procedure in detail. At that time, Dr. Passaretti can recommend a course of treatment and answer specific questions about the surgery.
During skin reduction surgery performed at our Fairfield County practice, liposuction is often an essential tool. Though the goal of abdominoplasty and other body lift surgery is not weight reduction, Dr. Passaretti uses liposuction during both procedures to remove small amounts of fat and reshape the body. Liposuction is ideal for treating areas on the neck and below the chin where fat removal can dramatically improve the profile. It adds the finishing touches to a variety of post-bariatric procedures.
Losing breast volume and projection is a normal part of the aging process. However, following bariatric surgery, the change is immediate and often extreme. Regardless of their age, women who have lost a significant amount of weight will often find that their breasts have begun to sag and droop. The best way to correct this condition is with breast lift surgery. At our practice in Fairfield County, we offer breast lift with or without implants. While breast lift surgery can tighten skin and raise the breasts to a more flattering position, it will not make breasts larger. Many of our patients choose to combine breast lift surgery with breast augmentation for rounder, fuller breasts.
Significant weight loss often results in loose skin near the inner thighs and along the buttocks. Not only is this skin uncomfortable, it can also cause chafing and painful irritation. We offer thigh lift surgery to eliminate excess skin and tighten the inner and outer thighs for a smoother, more sculpted shape.
A “full” body lift refers to a combination of procedures designed to remove excess skin and fat from several areas of the body. At our Fairfield County, Connecticut practice, a full body lift may involve abdominoplasty surgery, targeted liposuction, thigh lift, arm lift, or breast lift. Patients who have undergone bariatric surgery should be aware that a full body lift is an extensive procedure that will result in significant scarring. In many cases, this scarring is preferable to a lifetime of dealing with loose, sagging skin. We encourage you to visit our practice in Fairfield County, Connecticut to explore your post-bariatric plastic surgery options. We can also answer any questions you have regarding the procedure and your recovery.
Patients who have experienced extreme, rapid weight loss may still struggle with their appearance due to excess skin and other cosmetic issues. Contact our plastic surgery practice in Fairfield County, Connecticut, to learn more about how post-bariatric abdominoplasty, liposuction, breast lift, and body lift can help you look and feel your best.